1 Dead, 2 Hospitalized After Motorcycles Collide In Benton County
BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) -One of the men injured in Thursday afternoon’s deadly motorcycle wreck in Benton County faces potential charges after crossing the center line, according to Arkansas State Police.
Arkansas 12 was shut down late Thursday afternoon (Sept. 25) after two motorcycles collided with each other, killing one man and injuring two other people, according to responding authorities.
Police said Floyd B. White died and two other people were hospitalized with serious injuries following the major collision at 5:11 p.m. Among those injured was the other motorcycle’s driver, Stephen R. Moyer. Moyer faces potential charges in the crash, according to an Arkansas State Police crash report. Police said Moyer was negotiating a right-hand curve when he lost control of the motorcycle and crossed the center line, striking White’s motorcycle head-on.
Police said White was declared dead at the scene. Moyer was transported by a medical helicopter to Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Mo., while White’s passenger, Tempa White, was taken by an ambulance to Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, according to state police.
The fatal wreck shut down Arkansas 12 near Village Road for a few hours, according to the Rogers Fire Department.
Moyer was riding a 1997 Harley Davidson FLSTS. White was riding a 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle whose model was not stated in the crash report. The report does not state whether the motorcyclists were wearing helmets.